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    Czech ‘Hybrid Threats’ Center Under Fire from Country’s Own President
    Jan05

    Czech ‘Hybrid Threats’ Center Under Fire from Country’s Own President

    A new Czech Interior Ministry team set up this week to monitor and analyze “hybrid threats” to security such as disinformation campaigns has come under fire from the office of the country’s own president. The Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats (CTHH) comprises a team of 20 officials tasked with identifying threats from...

    Ukraine Threatens To Blacklist Le Pen Over Crimea Comments
    Jan04

    Ukraine Threatens To Blacklist Le Pen Over Crimea Comments

    Ukraine has threatened to ban French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen from entering the country following her claim that Russia’s annexation of Crimea was not illegal. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Brussels Notebook: Elections Aren’t Only Things Keeping NATO, EU Folks Up At Night
    Jan04

    Brussels Notebook: Elections Aren’t Only Things Keeping NATO, EU Folks Up At Night

    There are a number of events on the 2017 schedule — seemingly symbolic or plainly decisive — that are keeping diplomats, military minds, and Eurocrats awake at night and could alter Europe’s course for years to come. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump Upends U.S. Foreign Policy–and He’s Not Even Sworn In
    Jan04

    Trump Upends U.S. Foreign Policy–and He’s Not Even Sworn In

    Never has a president-elect so roiled American foreign policy before even taking office. On a dizzying range of fronts–Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East– Donald J. Trump has dissented from longstanding U.S. policy, challenged the outgoing president as he has managed America’s international relations, and put in doubt the...

    NATO: Russian Aircraft Intercepted 110 Times Above Baltic in 2016
    Jan04

    NATO: Russian Aircraft Intercepted 110 Times Above Baltic in 2016

    Russian military aircraft near the Baltic Sea were intercepted by NATO jets 110 times in 2016. The number of intercepts was lower than the 160 recorded in 2015 and the 140 in 2014, Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement to Baltic news agency BNS. NATO has confirmed these figures to Newsweek. However, this greatly exceeds the...

    Who Is Marine Le Pen? French Presidential Candidate Says Russia’s Crimean Annexation Not Illegal
    Jan04

    Who Is Marine Le Pen? French Presidential Candidate Says Russia’s Crimean Annexation Not Illegal

    Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in March 2014 was legal, according to French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. The French far-right leader is also of the opinion that Crimea is an integral part of Russia. Le Pen, who has vowed to work closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin if she becomes the next French president...

    The Latest: Trump set for briefing on Russian hacking probe
    Jan04

    The Latest: Trump set for briefing on Russian hacking probe

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 11:15 a.m. The CIA and FBI directors — along with the director of national intelligence — will brief President-elect Donald Trump on the investigation into Russia’s alleged hacking efforts during the 2016 election. Transition officials say CIA Director John Brennan,...

    Ukraine Might Ban Marine Le Pen and Her Thoughts on European Currency
    Jan04

    Ukraine Might Ban Marine Le Pen and Her Thoughts on European Currency

    The far-right French politician said Russia’s Crimea annexation referendum was not illegal, and also that maybe France should have two currencies. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine Moves to Blacklist Le Pen over Crimea Comments
    Jan04

    Ukraine Moves to Blacklist Le Pen over Crimea Comments

    Ukraine indicated on Wednesday it would bar French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen from entering the country after comments she made that appeared to legitimize Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Kyiv is nervous about the shifting political landscape in 2017. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has adopted a friendlier tone towards...

    Ukraine wants to blacklist French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen over her comments on Crimea
    Jan04

    Ukraine wants to blacklist French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen over her comments on Crimea

    Le Pen was quoted by French television as saying Russia’s annexation of Crimea was not illegal. …read more Source: Business...